This may not be the most popular opinion, but through a flurry of perfect alignment, I've fallen in love with the school car pick-up line. I know, I sound crazy. Who likes sitting in a nearly never-ending line of...
As we grow up, people touch our lives in both big and small ways, and leave imprints on our hearts forever. Growing up I had several teachers that made an impact on my life. Three amazing teachers come to...
School is back in session, so we are saying goodbye to summer and hello to busier days, homework, and all the activities and commitments that come with the school year. To help the transition go smoothly, we have come...
At Knoxville Moms Blog we are chock-full of strong opinions, and these opinions carry over to our school supplies preferences as well. I polled our contributors, particularly our contributors who are also teachers, to learn what they love as...
We are officially halfway through summer, y’all, and much as none of us wants to think about it, school is right around the corner. I know, I know, let’s not talk about school yet. Instead, let’s talk planners. If...
Just a year ago, I was excitedly prattling to my daughter about kindergarten round-up, gearing her up for a grand new adventure. Despite the overwhelming emotions a mother feels over her first-born heading off to kindergarten, I had visions...
Since back to school season has started, we’ve seen and heard plenty about packed lunch ideas for kids, but here’s a secret: moms eat too! Some of us even like to pack our lunch and put thought into our...
Our daughter started kindergarten last week. Earlier this spring I learned how our county public schools use a “staggered start” for kindergartens. Essentially, this stagger start has incoming kindergarteners come to school in small groups once a week for...
My kid is so ready for Kindergarten. He has his backpack, lunch box, a can-do attitude and he is roaring to go. As for me? Not so much. I've known this day was coming for a long time. Through the terrible...

Front-Loading Summer

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As I fold the freshly laundered back to school clothes, I think that I might as well clear out the drawers and trade out the summer clothes for fall. And then I realize IT’S STILL SUMMER! Those cute fall...
Does class size in preschool really make a difference? There are a multitude of reasons why many educators and researchers believe smaller class sizes are optimal for children in the preschool years. However, with smaller class sizes, usually come higher...
Dearest Firstborn, you are the lucky one. Your father and I have tried out all of our best intentions on you. The rules, the freedoms, the second-guesses. You are our greatest experiment. And now, here you are, a freshman in...

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Where to See Christmas Lights in Knoxville

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Driving around town to find the best light display has always been one of my favorite Christmas traditions. My parents drove us around every...
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